Corfu island cruise
No holiday in Parga would be complete without a visit to Corfu's vibrant capital, named also Corfu in Greek Kerkyra. Ancient and modern, classical and exotic, it's remains an extraordinarily engaging Mediterranean town. You will see a diversity of architecture reflecting, the influence of the Venetian, French and Russian occupants of the past. Fancy a bit of history. Religion is very important to the Corfiots, this is apparent by the exquisite icons inside the churches. Visit St. Spyridon's church and see the islands patron Saint laying in rest, in his omate pure silver casket. Stroll, along the elegance "Liston" which is a miniature of those on 'Rue de Rivoli' at Paris. Visit the British palace of Saint George and Saint Michael, built in Georgian Style with the famous Stone (once housing the Governor) at the 19th Century. Explore the old town Venetian fortresses or watch the world go by while you are relaxing with a cup of coffee in one of the many cafes under the Spianada Arcades.
Corfu town has a selection of excellent Museums.
- Solomos Museum (poet of National hymn)
- Money Museum
- Archaeological Museum
- Byzantine Museum
- Museums of Asiatic arts (British Palace)
If history is not your field don't worry. Corfu town has a vast selection of shops selling traditional Greek goods, jewellery, leather, olive wood souvenirs and the famous liqueur Qum Quat that the plant had been brought from China by Marco Polo. A precious jewel recommended for all to take home with them, memories of Corfu town.
Have your cameras ready while cruising from Parga to the town of Corfu because during our sailing, on your left you will be able to see the Palace of Sissy, the Trademark of the island Pontikonisi (Mouse Island), you will have a unique view to peninsula of Kanoni, the palace of Mon Repos were Prince Philip was born, the old Venetian fortress, named at the Venetian period between the 14th -18th century Castelo del Mare, the British palace of Saint George and Saint Michael and the second Venetian fortress built in the end of the 16th century which was dedicated to Saint Marcus.
On the way back to Parga, enjoy the glowing town from the upper deck, hear the sound of the waves, breath the freshness of the Ionian sea and relax under the moon shadow or the stars following your memories of a special trip.
Photo- or video camera, glasses, hat, comfortable shoes.